Instantly Print Photos from Your Phone | Polaroid Lab

Raise your hand if you take a lot of photos on your phone but rarely print them... I'm feeling pretty confident that I am not alone in this! So I'm totally on board with any product that helps to make it easy to print a photo from my phone.

I've been trying out the new Polaroid Lab from Best Buy and it is a game changer!

Instant Cell Phone Photo Printer Developer

Here's how the Polaroid Lab takes your digital images and transforms them into a printed photo:

This is not a basic printer or scanner, it's actually a mini photo lab that uses a photochemical process to give you an exposed instant print of images from your phone!

Instant Cell Phone Photo Printer

Here's What You'll Need to Use the Polaroid Lab:

A Phone

The Polaroid Lab works with the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, X, Xs and newer, as well as most Android Smartphones.

An App

Download the Polaroid Originals app (download it from the App Store or Google Play Store). It's compatible with iOS 11+ and Android 5+.

Some Film

The Polaroid Lab works with both i-Type and 600 film in color, black & white, and special editions.

Cell Phone Photo Printer

How To Use The Polaroid Lab

Before you use the Lab you'll need to load it with film. Then open the app on your phone, select the Polaroid Lab, and choose a photo. Lay your phone screen-down on the lab, press the red button, and your photo will print!

The app even has some extra settings that allow you to do some fancy things with your prints, like divide the photo up into several separate prints that make up a complete photo when arranged in a grid. 

Instant Cell Phone Photo Prints

Quality of Prints from The Polaroid Lab

The photos you print will have that authentic Polaroid print look.  You can see that chemicals were used in the making of your print because it doesn't have that "perfect" look that comes with a digital print. Colors will not be just like the colors you see on your phone screen. If you love the quirky, unpredictable charm of an authentic developed photo print, you're going to love the Polaroid Lab!

Instant Cell Phone Photo Printer Developer

This would be a fun gift idea for teens or adults who love to take photos. Don't let those photos stay on screen- let them transform into a tangible, printed photograph you can hold in your hand, in a moment!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored as part of a collaboration program, however all opinions are my own.

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  1. Wow, that's convenient. Seeing how incredible smartphone cameras have become recently, this makes a lot of sense.

  2. What a great idea! Love this to be able to print all my photos!

  3. That is soo cute I love it and totally need it. Added to my xmas list for this year #fingerscrossed

  4. What a cool product! I want one! I'd print so many photos with it.

    1. :) So much fun! & then there are endless creative possibilities for how to use the prints!

  5. Woah!! Mind blown!! I had no idea you could do this!

  6. I know at least a few people who would be THRILLED to find this under the tree. I love the nostalgic slant with a modern spin.

  7. This would make such a special Xmas gift! We don’t print enough photos these days!

  8. I haven't tried this but I think it would be fun and unique!

  9. I was wondering about the quality. Looks like lots of fun. Brings back memories.

  10. Is this ever cool! My phone was running slow so my husband cleared it all for me. 3800 photos on the roll 😂 whoops. I could definitely do with this.


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